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Essay Content

  • Outline of the Five Paragraph Essay
    This webpage, hosted by Glendale Community College, includes a sample outline with a link to the completed essay.
  • The OWL at Purdue: Essay Writing
    This resource begins with a general description of essay writing and moves to a discussion of common essay genres students may encounter across the curriculum.
  • Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
    Use the toolbar along the top of this webpage to navigate to different sources of information related to the writing process: Discovering, Organizing, Revising, Editing, Informal Essays, Thesis/Support Essays, Argumentative Essays, Exploratory Essays, and Documenting.
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing
    Sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, this website includes a great deal of information about college writing. The section entitled “Essay & Research Paper Level” is especially helpful and includes resources that examine the principles of composition, structural considerations, and patterns of organization.
  • LEO: Literacy Education Online
    In The Write Place Catalogue, students will find links to handouts related to writing thesis statements, introductions and conclusions, as well as handouts related to specific types of essays: definition, comparison & contrast, persuasive, and process essays.
  • A High School Student's Guide to Mastering the 5 Paragraph Essay
    This resource from Columbia North High School was created with GED students in mind and provides step-by-step guidance and resource links to help students master this basic essay form.